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The Dark Side / The big one.
« Last post by Lonewolf on January 21, 2020, 09:20:42 pm »
The big service, 18k is due, or should I say overdue as I slightly overlooked it as the bike has now done 19300 approximately.  :nono:  The bike is scheduled to have a new set of plugs (6), valves doing, engine oil, oil filter, air filter, brake fluid change, final drive oil change, general health check etc and any software updates which may be due. Fearing the worse I got a quote from my local BMW dealer and was pleasantly surprised, £570 all in.


So this got me thinking, how does this compare with the Kawasaki 1400?  Purely for experimental purposes and to quash malicious rumours that if you own a BMW you have to bring more wallet (for example), I got a quote, like for like from an authorised Kawasaki dealer. The quotes were almost identical with the Kawasaki coming in at between £580 to £600.


So in reality the service costs of each bike are extremely comparable which is good to know and reinforces what I have experienced during my ownership of both bikes.  :biker3:
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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« Last post by Lonewolf on January 04, 2020, 01:31:41 am »
Is that a typo Steve?.
You said Asif cleaned it 🤔 did you mean 1 of his minions 👍


My apologies, yes he probably pays one of the local kids a few bob to give it a good wash.  :popcorn:
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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« Last post by pross on January 03, 2020, 10:29:10 pm »

Asif cleans his GTR once every five years whether it needs it or not.  :whistling:

Is that a typo Steve?.
You said Asif cleaned it 🤔 did you mean 1 of his minions 👍
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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« Last post by Rusty on January 03, 2020, 07:46:34 pm »
Sure its as much as "every 5 years" Steve .... sounds too often !! :wink: :wink:
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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« Last post by Lonewolf on January 03, 2020, 02:24:53 pm »
sounds good . Enjoy. I get mine cleaned once a year by All year biker comes up like new.


Asif cleans his GTR once every five years whether it needs it or not.  :whistling: 
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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« Last post by PRD on January 03, 2020, 11:48:37 am »
Well three months in to the ownership and some things in the bike world never change.
Aftermarket sat-nav mount - Check [ BMW one fouls a large tank bag ]
Aftermarket screen - Check [ BMW one is fine at normal road speeds, a bit larger needed for motorway cruising ]
Aftermarket rear hugger fitted - Check [ Back of bike filthy without one ]

Still making me grin when I ride it, not so much when I clean it, I forgot how dirty unfaired bikes could get.

Happy New Year to you all.
sounds good . Enjoy. I get mine cleaned once a year by All year biker comes up like new.
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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« Last post by pross on January 03, 2020, 07:01:56 am »
Glad you're still enjoying it. I always found my GS a bit fiddly when cleaning it. I was always rapping my knuckles on the engine bars and other areas when I was trying to get in to all the nooks and crannies. No longer a problem with the K1600

Regarding cleaning.
Before Christmas I treated myself to a works hydroshot.
Itís not as powerful as the ones used on cars at car washes  but I found it ideal for the bike and the bonus for me as I live in an upstairs flat is around 4/5 buckets of water itís done 👍 the only extras I purchased was another battery to make sure I completed the wash .
For anybody with the same problem as me a water supply to outside Around £100 not so dear .


https://www.google.com/search?q=worx%20hydroshot


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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« Last post by nightrider on January 02, 2020, 11:25:33 pm »
Iv had over 50 bikes from starting on a suzuki AP50 and lots of times have said im not selling this one ,but as time goes on and newer bikes come out so i change ,but enjoying the bike at the time , one bike never does everything even if it comes close just ride em and  enjoy while you can ,they are all great , well apart from harlys ,😂
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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« Last post by Lonewolf on January 02, 2020, 09:54:44 pm »
Glad you're still enjoying it. I always found my GS a bit fiddly when cleaning it. I was always rapping my knuckles on the engine bars and other areas when I was trying to get in to all the nooks and crannies. No longer a problem with the K1600
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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« Last post by doebag on January 02, 2020, 09:47:55 pm »
Well three months in to the ownership and some things in the bike world never change.
Aftermarket sat-nav mount - Check [ BMW one fouls a large tank bag ]
Aftermarket screen - Check [ BMW one is fine at normal road speeds, a bit larger needed for motorway cruising ]
Aftermarket rear hugger fitted - Check [ Back of bike filthy without one ]

Still making me grin when I ride it, not so much when I clean it, I forgot how dirty unfaired bikes could get.

Happy New Year to you all.
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